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New Takamine EF340S TT (Thermal Top) torrefied

Hey Everyone and welcome back to a new blogpost about an interesting guitar.

Here we have the new 2015/2016 Takamine EF340S TT. This is an outstanding guitar. It has a torrefied top which I explain in the the video below. It will soon be available at Sweetwater (Tell them I sent ya!) This guitar reminds me of the Golden era Martins from the 40s. It has a rich open tone to it and is loud! Bluegrassers will love it!

Here’s some info from the Takamine Site about this guitar.

The quick response, balance and projection ordinarily found in a well-played vintage instrument is yours right out of the case with the EF340S-TT. A solid spruce ‘Thermal Top’ drives solid American mahogany back and sides on this traditional non-cutaway dreadnought. Faux tortoise shell binding and pick guard, open gear butterbean tuners and understated ‘T’ logo appropriately accentuate the vintage sound of this killer instrument. The vintage look, feel and sound of this hand crafted instrument must be experienced to be believed. Factor in the world renowned Takamine ‘Palathetic’ pickup and the organic transparency of the new low profile, high performance TLD-2 line driver preamp, and you have the absolute best of all acoustic guitar worlds. – See more at:

Top Solid Thermal Top

Back Solid American Mahogany

Sides Solid American Mahogany

Neck Mahogany Finger Board Ebony

Electronics TLD-2

Finish Gloss Natural – Polyurethane

Tuners are Gotoh Matte finish open gear tuners.

Dreadnought style guitar.

Here’s some pics up close that you typically don’t see in the sites and etc.


Strap button is chrome and has felt protector against wood


A classic Takamine T in Maple inlay. Bone Nut Rosewood veneer on headstock


Tortoise shell style binding all around edges for binding. Beautiful mahogany back and sides


This is tight grain. The orange older look is from the torrefying process.


This is the rosette, and you can see that the battery is eat access 9V.


Nice Mahogany Back with 3D visual!


Vintage style open back Gotoh Tuners!